Tuesday, February 27, 2018

How to Change Download Location in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, & IE

In this TechPosts, I will show you how to change the default download location in Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge web browsers. By default, almost all web browsers download files to the system default download folder i.e C:\users\username\Downloads.

However, if you wish to change the default download location, you can easily do so by doing some changes in your browser settings.
Follow the step by step instruction shown below for changing the default download folder location to another location on your computer.

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Change Default Download Location in Chrome

#1: Open Google Chrome browser and click the menu icon located at the top right corner as shown in below screenshot. A drop-down menu will appear, click on Settings.

open chrome settings

#2: Chrome settings screen will open in new tab, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click Advanced.
#3: Scroll down further until you find the Downloads section as shown in the screenshot below. Here you can change the download location.


change location for downloads in chrome

#4: Click on CHANGE to set a new download location for chrome. You can set any location on your computer. For the sake of this tutorial, I am changing the location to F:\ Drive and have created a new folder Download by clicking Make New Folder. Click OK to save the settings.
set new folder for download

You can also enable the checkbox -  Ask where to save each file before downloading which prompts chrome to ask every time where to save the download file.

You have successfully changed the default download location in Chrome browser.

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Change Download Location in Firefox

#1: Open Firefox browser and click on Menu icon located at the upper right corner and then click Options or Preference(in some older version).


open firefox preference settings


#2: In the General Settings, scroll down and look for Files and Applications. Click on Browse button next to Save files to and set a new download location. You can also select the checkbox Always ask you where to save files to allow Firefox to ask where to save the download file.


set new download location in firefox browser

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Change Default Download Folder in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge browser present in the latest Windows 10 OS allows you to change the default download Folder location.
#1: Open Microsoft Edge browser from the start menu. Click on the menu icon (3-horizontal dots) and then click on Settings.
#2: Scroll down to Advanced Settings and click on View Advanced Settings.
#3: Go to Downloads, click on Change to set a new download location.


change download location for edge browser


Change Default Download Location in Internet Explorer ( IE)

If you want to change default download location in your Internet Explorer browser, do the following:
#1: Open Internet Explorer and press Ctrl+J to View Download dialog box.
#2: Click on Options at the bottom left.


view downloads - internet explorer


#3: Now click on Browse and set the new default download location and Press OK.
change download folder in internet explorer browser
That's it from this article and I hope you learned to change the default download folder location in Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer.

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